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Brownells bedding kit and Testors model paint?

Discussion in 'Gunsmithing and Repairs' started by Wylie1, Jan 10, 2013.

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  1. Wylie1

    Wylie1 Member

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    I have a Brownells Glasbed kit, it's brown and I would like it to be black.
    Will Testors model paint work for tinting this bedding material?

    Edit: Maybe I should clarify, this is the little glass jar of Testors. Running a test mix now to see how it ends up.
     
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    rcmodel Member in memoriam

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    No.

    Very likely the oil & solvent in the paint would prevent the epoxy from hardening correctly.
    The acraglas kits should come with both brown & black die pigment.

    And Brownell's sells black die pigment for acraglas I think.

    rc
     
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    Thanks RC,
    This is the Glasbed kit, not sure if it differs from the Acragel. No dies came with this kit.
     
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    Thanks again!
    The model paint made the mixture come out to what seems to be a bit soft although I have never used this bedding compound before. I'll do another test mix without paint to check the difference anyway.

    It may just be that I won't use this stuff or if I do I'll pick up some dry pigment and do another test mix.

    As well I'll check for Devcon 10110 in town while I'm there today. It's my preferred bedding material, I just don't need much being this is for my Tikka's reciever and nothin more.

    The milling of my scope mount is finished and I'm getting kind of excited

    I had a 90 thousandths channel milled out of the center of my Talleys. My scope sat a little high for my taste. As well I have a 4140 steel bolt shroud in the process of being refinshed.

    Looks more at home IMHO.
    [​IMG][/URL][/IMG] The bedding turned out well, just waitng on a Bogpod, some reloading and the coating of the bolt shroud.
     
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